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Shadow Hills Industries Mono GAMA Microphone Preamp

500 Series Golden Age Mic Amp with selectable transformer options
MFR# Mono GAMA

Product Description

The Mono GAMA is the single-channel API 500 Series version of the Golden Age Microphone Amp, with all the capabilities, features, and quality of the original. The Shadow Hills Mono Gama is centered around our custom discrete op-amp. This no-compromise design exudes hugeness, fidelity, punchiness and depth, across the full frequency range, without becoming veiled or choked.

The preamplifier input is transformer balanced and utilizes an original Jensen input transformer. We couldn't decide which vintage output transformer we liked best, so we had our favorites perfectly recreated, and included them all. You can change the output transformer by cranking the knob, thus changing the tonal capabilities to compliment to whatever material you are recording. This allows you to audition different settings to find the perfect match for microphone or direct input without patching and un-patching other preamps, and possibly alleviating the need for EQ. Choose between Nickel, Discrete, or Steel settings. Each transformer position is stellar unto itself, but the capability of switching between them is like having three great pre's in one.

All the standard Mic-pre features are present: phantom power, phase reverse, a twenty dB pad, and direct input. We have also included the ability to pad and reverse the phase of the Direct Input.

Quality is unmatched. Engraved front panels, a twenty four position swiss made attenuator for gain control, custom made knobs, and engraved serial number plates, set the build apart.

Features:

  • Superb sound quality and character
  • Switchable output transformers
  • Stepped attenuator for gain control
  • Phase reversible and padable DI
  • Engraved front panels
  • 75 ma current draw per module

Testimonials

“As victims of its bold styling and glowing reviews, we purchased a Mono GAMA for Kore Studios a year ago. It is one of those pieces that has an instant "wow" factor. Visiting engineers always seem to greet it with the sentence 'Oh yeah, these are supposed to be awesome!!' This unit has yet to disappoint. Its ability to dial up three such distinctive sounds with the satisfying click of its chunky dial makes this pre very popular. Our personal favourite is the 'steel' setting with an SM57 on electric guitar cabs but the GAMA will earn its respect on just about anything.”
George Apsion, Kore Studios, London

Product Specifications

Condition New
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Channels Single-Channel
Chassis Module
Module Type 500 Series
Module Slot Count 1 Slot
Direct Input Yes
Digital I/O No

Product Reviews

5 out of 5 stars.
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I love it ! It took me a while to write a review since I wanted to be honest and not blinded by excitement. I track about 12 sessions a week, all genres and this mic pre has been used on all since I purchased it. Awesome piece to own and you can tune it(nickel, steel,discrete) to be great in any setting (In my opinion)

By Christopher H on February 21, 2019

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